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Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 17-04-2014, 10:11
Replies: 3,156
Views: 215,332
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
That was Salem's Lot for me (though admittedly...

That was Salem's Lot for me (though admittedly I've yet to tackle IT).
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 17-04-2014, 10:09
Replies: 3,156
Views: 215,332
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I love Stephen King but I wasn't keen on Carrie....

I love Stephen King but I wasn't keen on Carrie. That's perhaps due to the style; if you weren't aware, the narrative is told in the form of newspaper excerpts and the like.

I've had to have a bit...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 17-04-2014, 10:06
Replies: 3,156
Views: 215,332
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
Just finished Stephen King's Dark Tower series...

Just finished Stephen King's Dark Tower series for the second time and now currently reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, The Sun Hasn't Fallen From the Sky by Alison Gangel, and...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 16-04-2014, 07:13
Replies: 658
Views: 56,684
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 15-04-2014, 17:46
Replies: 658
Views: 56,684
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I disagree. I think she is very Machiavellian....

I disagree. I think she is very Machiavellian. She's also got the second most annoying face on TV.
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 15-04-2014, 15:10
Replies: 658
Views: 56,684
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I've only read the last couple of pages so sorry...

I've only read the last couple of pages so sorry if this has been covered.

There seems to be an assumption that Joffrey's death was intentional, I think the fact that Tyrian was an unwilling cup...
Forum: General Discussion 13-04-2014, 06:56
Replies: 86
Views: 2,661
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
Your money wouldn't last too long jumping on...

Your money wouldn't last too long jumping on planes every day.
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 21:45
Replies: 86
Views: 2,661
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I'd probably keep working to some degree. It's a...

I'd probably keep working to some degree. It's a vocation really and not something I do for money. I'd like to have a bit more spare time for my garden and to do stuff with the kids during the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 18:08
Replies: 77
Views: 3,213
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I'd wager that a week off school is less...

I'd wager that a week off school is less disruptive to a child's education than the head being off for an entire month.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 08:04
Replies: 62
Views: 1,612
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I believe in the Bhuddist concept of karma, that...

I believe in the Bhuddist concept of karma, that our thoughts and actions plant seeds in our mind, so thinking negatively leads to more negativity. It's just an ancient and mystical form of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 19:12
Replies: 54
Views: 2,241
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
There is a quote from the Restaurant at the End...

There is a quote from the Restaurant at the End of the Universe: "Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

That should be applied...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 17:23
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I didn't actually contest that the employee would...

I didn't actually contest that the employee would expect that, and if you read my posts you'll see I support reimbursement of reasonable costs where an increased expenditure was incurred because of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 14:54
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
Oh grow up. You were wrong, get over it.

Oh grow up. You were wrong, get over it.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 14:13
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
Nice dummy spit ;)

Nice dummy spit ;)
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 13:14
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
You seem to be attempting a bit of linguistic...

You seem to be attempting a bit of linguistic slight of hand there kippeh ;) The question isn't whether a practice is considered legitimate - of course, widespread practice indicates widespread...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 10:31
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I accept that, and I'm not condoning shoving MPs...

I accept that, and I'm not condoning shoving MPs in a bedsit with bread and water to live on (although... :D) but I also think someone living in a second home with cooking facilities does not require...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 10:27
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
You are wrong to say that the legitimacy of a...

You are wrong to say that the legitimacy of a practice derives from how widespread it is. Surely you must see that. Convention is no basis for legitimacy.

Nor is the legitimacy of an expenses claim...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 10:03
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
You seem to be arguing that it shouldn't matter...

You seem to be arguing that it shouldn't matter whether expenses claims are legitimate as long as the recipient wants the money.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 09:44
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I imagine that's exactly what the MPs will say...

I imagine that's exactly what the MPs will say about expenses. Whether or not a practice is legitimate seems to come second to whether those who benefit from it are prepared to give it up. Quelle...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 07:28
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
That doesn't really address the point though does...

That doesn't really address the point though does it? Nobody realistically does it because they don't have to, since they are getting meals bought for them. "It's always been like that" is hardly a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 23:32
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
That would make it a necessary expense. We are...

That would make it a necessary expense. We are talking about MPs who arrive at their second home and stock the fridge-freezer with 200 worth of groceries paid for by us!
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 23:31
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
Salary is compensation, expenses are expenses....

Salary is compensation, expenses are expenses. Conflating the two is what got us in this mess in the first place.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 23:29
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
Of course they don't, if somebody else is...

Of course they don't, if somebody else is offering to buy them a meal ;)

There's simply no reason for food to be included in expenses. If you are working away then you can simply spend the same on...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 14:50
Replies: 155
Views: 3,642
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
While I agree with expenses in principal I...

While I agree with expenses in principal I disagree with this. You don't eat more when working away so there is no need to classify the cost of eating as a work related expense. If they've already...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 12:14
Replies: 78
Views: 3,039
Posted By Slarti Bartfast
I was sad to read about this this morning. WWF...

I was sad to read about this this morning. WWF was huge during my childhood. I could be wrong as I've not watched it for many, many years but it seems that my generation experienced the glory days of...
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